Just before 7 p.m. Sunday firefighters were clear from a house fire on Waters Edge Drive in Granbury that had a hole in the roof caused by lightning, Fire Chief Darrell Grober said. Firefighters used fans to clear smoke from the home, but there was no fire, he said. The two occupants of the home will be staying with family for now, and a tarp was placed over the hole.
The two daughters of Helen Holladay were in Granbury Saturday and talked about the possibility of having a candlelight vigil for her, but no date has been set, according to Sheriff Roger Deeds. Sheriff’s Office investigators believe the skeletal remains found Thursday in a pickup pulled from Lake Granbury near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl are those of Holladay. The Tarrant County woman, who shared a weekend residence in Whippoorwill Bay with her husband, had been missing since 1979. Holladay’s daughters, Karen and Carlene, were in Granbury to view the site at the lake as well as the pickup.
Tracy Marie Jobe, 43, of the 3500 block of Utah Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 13 by narcotics officers during a drug investigation, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. She was charged with felony possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, Rose added.
On Saturday, two days after what were believed to be the remains of Tarrant County resident Helen Holladay were found in a corroded pickup in Lake Granbury, her two daughters, Karen and Carlene, arrived in Granbury and Sheriff Roger Deeds showed them what is left of the pickup as well as the site where it was found near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl Street. Holladay went missing in 1979 from a weekend home in Whippoorwill Bay she shared with husband Herman Holladay, who had been a suspect in her disappearance. He died in 1987, a year after she was legally declared dead.
Bryan Lance Sisson, 43, of the 500 block of Reed Road, was arrested April 10 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop and charged with felony possession of approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He racked up another felony charge - tampering with evidence - by trying to hide it in a container of gravy, Rose noted.
“Godspell” was halted about 30 minutes Friday night at the Granbury Opera House after a patron suffered a seizure. EMS arrived and took the man to the hospital. Witnesses said the man was answering questions when he was loaded into the ambulance.
Thomas William Scott Murphy, 35, of the 3000 block of Libra Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, is accused of threatening his girlfriend with a hunting knife during an April 11 argument. He was arrested by a Hood County deputy and faces a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
Friday, April 18
Granbury (17-7, 11-1 in District 7-4A) 12, Trimble Tech (7-5 in District 7-4A) 4
Senior Daniel Arnett comes in to pitch in relief with bases loaded and no outs in the fifth and finishes with three scoreless innings. He also had a clutch two-run double in the fifth. Sophomore Tristen Fallin hit a pair of home runs as Pirates remain tied for first in district with Arlington Heights, two games up on Aledo, which was upset 7-4 by Southwest. Granbury hosts Aledo Tuesday, to whom they lost 4-3 in Aledo, giving up four runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Godley 7, Tolar (9-10, 1-8 in 10-2A) 4, 8 innings
Baird 4, Lipan (7-5, all 10-A) 3
Indians’ playoff chances take a hit with second loss to Baird.
Western Hills (10-4 in District 7-4A) 6, Granbury (15-7, 10-4) 4
Loss forced Lady Pirates into three-way playoff with South Hills and Western Hills as they tied for second place behind Aledo.
Lipan 11, Santo 9
Lady Indians (1-11) end season on positive note.
Saturday, April 19
Granbury 4, South Hills 1
Lady Pirates will take on Western Hills for second place Monday, 5:30 p.m. at Saginaw H.S. Loser will enter bidistrict as No. 3 seed from district. South Hills is the fourth seed.
Class 2A Area 9/10 Meet
Tolar is sending 11 boys and three girls on to the class 2A Region II Meet in Stephenville April 25-26. The Rattlers took first place, It’s the sixth meet the Rattlers have won this season in six attempts (with a full team), and runs their streak of winning invitationals, district and area without a loss to two seasons. The list of Tolar’s regional qualifiers includes Shelby Nunley, high jump; Hannah Lee, 300 hurdles; Reagan Mabery pole vault; Walker Shelton, long jump, triple jump; Case King, pole vault; Garrett Winston, triple jump, jong jump, 800 relay, 1600 relay; Dalton Shaw, high jump; Heston Buckelew, high jump; Hunter Ryan, shot put, discus; Colt Jones, 800; Blayne Denton, 800 relay; Blake Watson, 800 relay, 1600 relay; Cory Solomon, 800 relay; 1600 relay; Corbin Wood, 300 hurdles, 1600 relay.
Class 4A Area 7/8 Meet
Clark Stadium, Fort Worth
Granbury’s Eugene Geis qualified for regionals in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 6 inches for fourth. The 4A Region I Meet is April 25-26 in Abilene.
Class 4A Region I Girls Golf Tournament
Wednesday-Thursday, Diamondback Golf Course, Abilene
Granbury’s Chelsea Judge shot 88-90 for a 178 total to finish 31st. It was her fourth consecutive season to advance to regionals, with the entire team in 2011 and 2012, and individually in 2014.